Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R priced $61,990 drive-away
FIFTY units of the rampaging Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R will arrive in January priced from $61,990 drive-away.
Only 250 will be made available worldwide and the vehicle which holds the new record for a front-wheel drive car around Germany's Nurburgring (7m54.36s) is expected to be sought-after by Australian enthusiasts.
The Megane RS 275 Trophy-R is a two-seat hot hatch based on the recently-launched Megane R.S. 275 Trophy.
It comes as standard with the Cup chassis (complete with mechanical limited-slip differential), the 2.0-litre petrol RS engine boosted to 205 kilowatts (275 horsepower), a titanium Akrapovic exhaust system, Ohlins Road&Track one-way adjustable dampers with composite springs and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres that are specifically-adapted to the car.
The complimentary Nurburgring Accessory Kit includes a lithium-ion battery, steel/aluminium brake discs and six-point harness belts with aviation-style buckles is available in Australia and contributes to Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R's lighter weight.
Recaro polycarbonate monocoque front seats finished in alcantara are fitted with a three-point seat belt, but the six-point harness with aviation-style buckle comes in the Nürburgring Accessory Kit. A rear strut brace and safety nets protect passengers from moving luggage.
On the outside, Megane R.S. 275 Trophy-R is available with new two-tone colour scheme, with black roof mated with a white finish. The Trophy-R branded F1-type front blade, chequered flag graphic at the bottom of the front doors and graphics on the side of the car are all picked out in red with 19-inch red Speedline Turini wheel rims.
"It is a very rare occurrence for an automotive manufacturer to release a limited edition like the Megane RS 275 Trophy-R with such a strong focus and purpose," Renault Australia Justin Hocevar said.
"It is an exciting opportunity for us to introduce this exclusive limited edition in Australia and it is a fantastic demonstration of the support for Renault Sport in Australia that we've been able to secure 50 vehicles out of the 250 vehicle globally.
"Renault Australia is the second highest selling country in the world for Renault Sport in 2014 and I'm confident that all 50 vehicles will be sold very quickly. We've already seen several customers place deposits for the Megane RS 275 Trophy-R without having seen the vehicle and with the exceptionally competitive pricing we've been able to achieve, I'm certain that the Megane R.S. 275 Trophy-R is destined to be a future classic."